Indoor Air Quality

Chemical vapors can migrate from contaminated soil into the air. These vapors may then become a health hazard when they accumulate inside enclosed spaces such as nearby buildings. The issue of vapor migration has caused environmental regulators to widen their focus in recent years to include indoor air quality (IAQ). ARM Environmental Services offers a wide range of IAQ services for commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential facilities.

Indoor Air Quality Testing

Indoor Air Quality Testing

ARM’s services for assessing IAQ primarily consist of collecting and testing samples from the air and building surfaces. They also include monitoring the exposure of building occupants to air pollutants and computer modeling of the air flow inside buildings.

ARM’s methods for improving IAQ may generally be classified into filtration, source control and ventilation, depending on the source of the contamination. Adding filters to the ventilation systems is most effective when the source of contaminants in the air is outside the building, especially pollen. Methods of source control are more common for contamination sources such as mold that are inside the building. Improving the ventilation can also reduce the level of contaminants in the air from internal sources.

ARM’s IAQ Analysis Services

ARM staff members have accredited training and licenses in various aspects of IAQ, including the following:

  • Asbestos Air Monitoring & Project Management
  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Asbestos Abatement Project Design / Specifications
  • Asbestos Surveys
  • Air Monitoring
  • Lead Paint Surveys
  • Mold and Microbial Contaminant Testing and Assessment
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectroscopy

ARM has been providing environmental services since 1991, especially in South Carolina and North Carolina. We also have the capability and experience to meet the current requirements for IAQ by environmental regulators. Call us today to learn more about the IAQ services we can provide for you.

"We hired ARM to provide Asbestos Survey and Air Monitoring services on over 80 residential buildings as part of a neighborhood improvement project. Each staff person was extremely helpful and exhibited a high degree of integrity in every facet of the project. Their technical knowledge was very helpful when unforeseen conditions arose, and helped us to complete the project on schedule."

Jason Vance - Catawba Regional Council of Governments